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What Is Spiritual Enlightenment?
Thomas McConkie
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What Is Spiritual Enlightenment?
What Is Spiritual Enlightenment?
Thomas McConkie • 00:54

Spiritual enlightenment is a profound awakening and awareness that transcends common sense and comprehension. It is a profound and transformational experience that links us to a higher spiritual truth. It is frequently defined as a change in awareness where we become mindful of our connectivity with everything in existence.

We experience a tremendous sense of clarity, inner peace, and oneness with the cosmos when we reach spiritual enlightenment. In this condition, we are able to see past the differences and see the fundamental connectedness of all things. We could have a strong feeling of love, compassion, and acceptance for both ourselves and other people.

Spiritual enlightenment is an ongoing path rather than a destination. It necessitates introspection, self-reflection, and the readiness to let go of constricting attachments and beliefs. Self-reflection, awareness, and meditation are among the techniques that can assist create the right environment for spiritual awakening. It is a very intimate and transforming process that takes varied forms for every person.

Realizing our true nature and our limitless potential are the ultimate goals of spiritual enlightenment. It is an invitation to embrace the beauty and connectivity of all life and to live with deeper understanding, love, and sincerity.


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[Thomas McConkie, Mindfulness Teacher] They're not different, really. I mean, they're different until they're not. We have our thoughts and our thoughts are associated with thinking and a self, and a limited identity, an identity that's separate from everything else. When we have an insight into Buddhism, we call it the natural state, but we realize I can't find any boundaries. There's nothing separating anything from anything. It's all co-arising. And at that point, when we have an insight into the nature of nature, we come back, and thoughts are thoughts again. And birds are birds and mountains are mountains. But the thoughts don't obscure that insight, that we can't be separated from ourselves or anything else. So at that level of insight, it's a question of insight, when we have that insight, there's no thought that can really trouble us.

Watching Now
What Is Spiritual Enlightenment?
What Is Spiritual Enlightenment?
Thomas McConkie • 00:54

Spiritual enlightenment is a profound awakening and awareness that transcends common sense and comprehension. It is a profound and transformational experience that links us to a higher spiritual truth. It is frequently defined as a change in awareness where we become mindful of our connectivity with everything in existence.

We experience a tremendous sense of clarity, inner peace, and oneness with the cosmos when we reach spiritual enlightenment. In this condition, we are able to see past the differences and see the fundamental connectedness of all things. We could have a strong feeling of love, compassion, and acceptance for both ourselves and other people.

Spiritual enlightenment is an ongoing path rather than a destination. It necessitates introspection, self-reflection, and the readiness to let go of constricting attachments and beliefs. Self-reflection, awareness, and meditation are among the techniques that can assist create the right environment for spiritual awakening. It is a very intimate and transforming process that takes varied forms for every person.

Realizing our true nature and our limitless potential are the ultimate goals of spiritual enlightenment. It is an invitation to embrace the beauty and connectivity of all life and to live with deeper understanding, love, and sincerity.


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[Thomas McConkie, Mindfulness Teacher] They're not different, really. I mean, they're different until they're not. We have our thoughts and our thoughts are associated with thinking and a self, and a limited identity, an identity that's separate from everything else. When we have an insight into Buddhism, we call it the natural state, but we realize I can't find any boundaries. There's nothing separating anything from anything. It's all co-arising. And at that point, when we have an insight into the nature of nature, we come back, and thoughts are thoughts again. And birds are birds and mountains are mountains. But the thoughts don't obscure that insight, that we can't be separated from ourselves or anything else. So at that level of insight, it's a question of insight, when we have that insight, there's no thought that can really trouble us.


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